David Loughrey

Sea wall's effect comes under fire

Sea wall's effect comes under fire

The St Clair sea wall's effect on erosion, and support for an artificial reef to help the problem, came through strongly at a hearing yesterday trying to find ways to hold on to Dunedin's sand.

DCC looks at rezoning stadium site

DCC looks at rezoning stadium site

What could prove to be one of the more difficult steps in the progress of Dunedin's Awatea St stadium begins this week, with moves by the Carisbrook Stadium Trust to rezone land at the stadium site.

Kettle Park may be sacrificed

Kettle Park may be sacrificed

The perceived success of groynes and manuka scrub fences sparked calls for similar structures near St Clair beach to fix Dunedin's beach erosion problem.

Wilson backs attack on stadium plan

Dunedin city councillor Kate Wilson has joined fellow Greater Dunedin councillor Dave Cull in questioning the future of the Awatea St stadium in a time of job losses.

DCC tackles beach erosion

DCC tackles beach erosion

Accepting the eventual inundation of Kettle Park and a "managed retreat'' from properties in the St Kilda area are two of the more controversial methods suggested to deal with the erosion of Dunedin's beaches.

Plant shutdown should mean no new stadium, councillor says

Plant shutdown should mean no new stadium, councillor says

Dunedin city councillor Dave Cull has used the demise of Fisher and Paykel's manufacturing plant in Mosgiel to launch an attack over the Awatea St stadium, claiming a ‘‘grim'' economic and employment future for the city should spell the end of the project.

Decision on site reserved

A Dunedin City Council resource consent committee has reserved its decision, and plans to visit the site of a Saddle Hill development.

Road closed while options viewed for Lawyers Head

John Wilson Ocean Dr in St Kilda will stay closed until June, while Dunedin City Council staff consider options for restricting access long-term to Lawyers Head.

Garden bridge project dropped

A plan to provide vehicle access to the Dunedin Botanic Garden car park from Castle St has been ditched, after tender prices came in 74% over budget.

Church continues opposition to toilet

A proposal to site a public toilet near the entrance to a spiritualist church is ‘‘tantamount to sacrilege'', the church says, in a dispute that is giving no signs of relief to South Dunedin shoppers.